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Check Out Our Dueling Dark Souls Let’s Plays!

This is a very exciting month for me. For those of you that follow the blog and our Co-Op Critics podcast, you know we spotlight one game a month for the show. This month’s game is Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin, and I could not be happier.

I am a HUGE Souls games fan. I’ve put over 400 hours into the first three games, and I’m currently making my way through Bloodborne (in a Let’s Play series you can check out here). I’m also an evangelist for the games, so when Nick agreed to take the Souls plunge and play Dark Souls II, I was ecstatic. I’d played through once on the PS3, but with the Scholar of the First Sin edition, there are some changes that make the game challenging even for returning players.
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Bloodborne Diaries: Co-Oppin’ in Central Yharnam (Father Gascoigne)

While the multiplayer system in Bloodborne has its similarities to the previous Souls games, it has its differences as well. Instead of using soapstones to leave symbols on the ground for other to see, in Bloodborne summoning is done using bells. And while I received the Beckoning Bell (which let’s me summon other players) pretty much right away, I had to actually purchase the Small Resonant Bell with Insight, a currency similar to Humanity in the other games. And in order to even access the merchant where I could buy the Small Resonant Bell, I needed 10 Insight.READ MORE

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How To Level Up Fast in Dying Light! – Easy EXP & Money

When starting a new game in Dying Light, the first thing you want to do is level up your skill trees to unlock more abilities and perks. Skill points are earned by doing things related to each of the 3 skill trees (Survivor, Agility, & Power). I love leveling this way, because it means the things you spend the most time doing, are the areas you level up the fastest.
But what about those of us who want to level up much faster and gain some extra money in the process? Well, here is one of the easiest ways to level up fast and earn extra money. The best part is, you can do this as soon as you get to The Tower safe house.

Step 1: Go to The Tower safe house. Once you’re there, go upstairs and sleep until night.
IMPORTANT: Dying Light gives players bonus experience points for playing at night.
Step 2: Go to one of the entrances of The Tower on the bottom floor. Notice the fence traps on the ground at both entrances.
Step 3: Throw some firecrackers to lure some Volatile zombies close to the entrance. You can see the Volatiles on your mini map by looking for their vision cones.
IMPORTANT: The UV Flashlight is your best weapon against Volatiles and other zombies at night. Make sure it is equipped during this process.
Step 4: Once they’re close enough to the entrance, you need to get them to chase you. We recommend using short bursts on your UV Flashlight to make them mad.
Step 5: The Volatile will begin chasing you. Run back to through the entrance to the safe house. The Volatile will have to stop at the entrance.
Step 6: Once you’re inside and the Volatile is stopped at the entrance, activate the fence trap.
Step 7: While the Volatile is being electrocuted, shine the UV Flashlight on him. In my experience, this has helped kill them quicker.
Step 8: Profit. Search the corpse for cash, rinse, and repeat.
That’s it! You can do this as much as possible during the night. Once the night is over, simply go back upstairs and sleep until night again.
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First Impressions–Dragon Age: Inquisition’s Multiplayer is Hackin’ Slashin’ Fun

I have put about 40 hours into Dragon Age: Inquisition’s (DA:I) single-player campaign so far, and I am totally loving it. Until this past weekend however, I hadn’t even touched the multiplayer component of the game. That’s hardly out of character for me, as I never played Mass Effect’s multiplayer either, despite hearing about how great it was. When it comes to RPGs, I am a single-player kind of guy, and I really had no interest in DA:I’s multiplayer, as nothing you unlock or earn in it can translate over to the single-player game.

But, fellow Co-Opper Nick convinced me to give DA:I’s multiplayer a shot, and it turns out it’s a blast.

The mode is a four-member, horde mode-style experience where you team up with others and try to make it through five areas of what amounts to a dungeon. If the party gets wiped, you’re done, but you keep any rewards you’ve earned up to that point. You earn XP and gold along the way, which can be used to upgrade your abilities and purchase random item and consumable packs, respectively. You begin with a choice of three different characters, but unlock nine more along the way, eventually giving you a stable of twelve to level up and equip.

There’s more to it than that, but you get the gist. Int he video below you can see Nick and I blast through a mission with two random players.

I’ve only played with the Legionnaire so far (a Dwarven fighter), but I’m having a lot of fun with it. The combat is exactly the same as the single-player game, and it’s more dynamic (and sometimes challenging) when you’re playing with actual people instead of AI in your party. At it’s core, this is basically a 4-player, D&D-style dungeon crawl. And it’s a heck of a lot of fun,

I plan on spending more time with the mode and unlocking additional characters. I’m sure I’ll post more about it, and DA:I in general, in the coming weeks.